Founder and CEO Michael La Barge experienced the cookie cutter and impersonal approach of top cyber security organizations in the early 2000s. It seemed unacceptable to continually leave clients in a bind due to not taking the time to understand their security posture or being too rigid with compliance standards when other low or no cost options were available. Going the extra mile and tackling complex problems in an efficient and flexible manner were second nature to him. Forming Datassurant and filling this need was the next logical step with Michael’s extensive military, information security, and business background.
Datassurant is a full-service information security and compliance consulting firm specializing in performing compliance audits, computer security assessments, and penetration testing. Datassurant provides Security Management Program (SMP) and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) services through its AERGAP division delivered by highly skilled security experts that act as an extension of your own security team from detection to response and remediation.
Michael attended the first Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) class offered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) at the VISA headquarters in Foster City, California. Fast forward to today, Datassurant is authorized and certified by the PCI SSC as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Payment Card Industry Secure Software Assessor (SSA), Secure Software Lifecycle (SLC) Assessor, and Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA) company in the United States and Canada.